The trend of environmentally friendly packaging for the green society has been paid great attraction globally. BLeaf would like to be your supporter with “Bio Pot” in which you can improve our green society together.
We have many kinds of Bio Pot. It can be from natural sources (e.g., coconut fiber, coconut coir dust, rice straw, rice husk) or bioplastics.
Bio Pot has a variety of sizes and shapes (rectangular or cylinder) and can be used in both indoor and outdoor.
1. Bio Pot from coconut fiber and coconut coir dust
It is made of highly porous fiber and coir dust so the pot has high strength, high flexibility, good water permeability and great moisture retaining ability. The pot can be used in cultivation for more than 8 months without decompose and can be kept more than a year without use. The production of this coconut Bio Pot is as follows:
- Separate coconut fiber and coconut coir dust, and dry under sunlight. Cut the coconut fiber into small pieces (5-10 cm).
- Mix them with binders to improve the adhesion between coconut fiber and coconut coir dust. In this case, binders are the mixture of cassava starch and water after stirring together until the sticky and brownish glue is obtained.
- Place the coconut fiber/coconut coir dust/binder mixture into the compression mold at the desired amount (figure is a compression molding machine).
- Finally, the Bio Pot is ready to plant with your tree.
2. Bio Pot from biodegradable plastics (PLA, PHA, PBS, PBAT)
Biodegradable plastics can be processed into pot and plastic plant bag. The advantage is that it can be buried in the soil together with the tree without damage the root, and it will be completely decomposed into non-toxic biomass. The decomposition rate depends on environment (e.g., temperature, humidity, and microorganism) and material (e.g., thickness and shape of pot). Therefore, the time to the complete decomposition varies from 6 months to 2 years. Unlike Bio Pot, the commonly seen black pot in the market is made from non-decomposable polypropylene (PP) and the waste disposal of PP pot by landfill or incinerator leads to the pollution problem.
Beside the Bio Pot from coconut and bioplastics that we propose above, there are many Bio Pots that we are developing.
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